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Greetings from Flaura in Byumba, in the north of Rwanda! Flaura is a young single entrepreneur of 22. She runs her own "cantine" (small shop) and sells drinks and food in a Catholic center.

She has been in a credit association and employs 2 people to help her run the business. She is requesting a loan worth 519,175 Frws to expand her business by buying more soft drinks, food, etc. The loan repayment period is 8 months.

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About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.

VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,479,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 546.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD